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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:59 AM
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As suggested in another thread we can create a list of TOOLS and ASSOCIATED items for our caches and stockpiles. CONSUMABLEs like food, fuel etc go on the other thread.

Hammer Axe Prybars Shovel
Pickaxe Rope Bungys Cable Ties
Wire Tarpaulines Plastic sheets Ruck Sacks
Cordeless Drill Wood saw Hack saw Diesel Genny
Screwdriver set Chisel Set Machette/ Panga WaterContainers
Gas Bottles Rubble Sacks Plastic sheeting Shuttering boards
Mixed timber Nails/screws Silicone sealant Mastic tubes
Fuel cans (metal) Water filter Spr Filter candles PV panel kit
Storm Lanterns Porta Potty Potty chemicals Sleeping Bags
Gas Wrench Insulating tape Flashlights AM/FM/ Radios
2 way radios Knife sharpener



just off the top of my head, adapt and add to tthe list as you see fit


[edit on 18-3-2009 by Northern Raider]




posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:22 AM
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I have almost all of what you mention in your thread.
I do have alot of different type of glues and I included a hacksaw for cutting steel and some tin snips.
A brazen bit might help as well.
OOPs I just saw you have the hacksaw included.

[edit on 18-3-2009 by DrumsRfun]



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:26 AM
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How about:
a comealong / winch.
Pulleys.
Non powered tools like drills, saws etc.
Chisels.
Files
Nails
Screws
Nuts & Bolts
Wire (Bailing wire) as well as copper



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:30 AM
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I am gonna be loving this thread.
I have thought of every handy tool I can think of and sent them to our bugout location.
If you guys can give me more ideas that I haven't thought of then I am going to find this thread extremely useful.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 06:58 AM
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I forgot to mention soldering tools for plumbing.
So a torch,some flux and an abrasive tool for cleaning the pipe before soldering it and some lead free solder.
Our bugout location has plumbing so if we get a leak then having these items would help.
A multimeter for electricity and electrical tape.
Zip ties
A marine epoxy that dries underwater
Good set of work gloves.
DUCT TAPE
Activated charcoal and cheeseclothe.
Will add more if i think of anything i missed.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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Scissors.
Eyeglass repair kit /items. small screws, superglue, etc.
A dremmel unit if power is available.
Razer blades. Not just for shaving.
Tape measure
Ruler
Yardstick
Square
Plane
Level



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 09:33 AM
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This will make a lot of folks angry but...

To me Survival means getting by with only what you have on your back or in your pockets... the most useful tool you will ever pack is your brain!

If your really going to make lists like this then your better off buying a Big motor home and roughing it in front of your LCD while you watch ESPN on Direct TV.

Back in my Marine days we would wait for a major troop movement. We'd come along behind them and pick up all the crap they discarded rather then carry in their packs.
We'd find food ammo spare Mag's shelter halves you name it they would toss it rather than hump that extra weight another mile...

sure having a list of what you'd like is great if your staying put... but once you strap on that pack.... things really change



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 10:03 AM
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reply to post by DaddyBare
 


You're dead right in the sense that if the central plan of action is to bugout with a bergen full of gear, but having workshop tools makes bugging in and fortifying a building/house all the easier.

To add to the tool list, a hand-powered pinion-type drill would be invaluable for when your batteries are too low on power to run a corded/charge a cordless tool

If you put a dowel of wood into the chuck you also have a mechanical version of a fire-drill too



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare
This will make a lot of folks angry but...

To me Survival means getting by with only what you have on your back or in your pockets... the most useful tool you will ever pack is your brain!

If your really going to make lists like this then your better off buying a Big motor home and roughing it in front of your LCD while you watch ESPN on Direct TV.

Back in my Marine days we would wait for a major troop movement. We'd come along behind them and pick up all the crap they discarded rather then carry in their packs.
We'd find food ammo spare Mag's shelter halves you name it they would toss it rather than hump that extra weight another mile...

sure having a list of what you'd like is great if your staying put... but once you strap on that pack.... things really change


Yes thats why this thread is about tools stored at your home, redoubt or retreat, not what you have in your Bug out Bag.
As the first line of this trhread says

"As suggested in another thread we can create a list of TOOLS and ASSOCIATED items for our caches and stockpiles. "

Another example of why the Army is better than the Marines



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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Okay mister Army Man I'll play nice...

Add to your list a collection of wet stones... Its not just knives that need sharping the axe and shovel will too... Don't go crazy here, lord knows I've spent a small fortune of the so called Best and Latest... but nothing ever works better than a simple wet stone you'll find this spring in your neighbours yard sale

if your like me and have to have an edge you can shave with get a diamond cutlery sharpener, one with a goof sturdy handle, there not cheap



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 12:25 PM
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Just thought of a tiller for the land and an auger to make a hole in the ice so I can ice fish.
Both tools are items you will wish you had if you don't have them in my opinion.
For me the auger is major as the ice can get 12 inches deep easily here.
I'll post more if I can think of anything else.

[edit on 18-3-2009 by DrumsRfun]



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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Nice call on the hand auger, much better than an ax for ice fishing.

NR, since you are stocking gas cans, may as well have a gas siphon with pump. Will be alot of cars sitting around (potentially) post sit-x, might as well use the fuel instead of walking away from it.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by salchanra
NR, since you are stocking gas cans, may as well have a gas siphon with pump. Will be alot of cars sitting around (potentially) post sit-x, might as well use the fuel instead of walking away from it.


A basic multimeter would be a good addition to the kit.

If you're in the position to be raiding abandoned vehicles for fuel, the condition of the battery can be tested to see if its worth taking too

Auto batteries may be looked down upon for setting up an offgrid powerbank, but theyre better than no power and can still be used, even if less efficient than the deep-cycle type



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by citizen smith

Auto batteries may be looked down upon for setting up an offgrid powerbank, but theyre better than no power and can still be used, even if less efficient than the deep-cycle type


Nice thought. Actually, a good number of items can be taken from cars if you think about it.

Batteries, obvious, and they have lead if you can get it out could use for bullets.
Fuel and oil.
Glass for solar ovens, greenhouses
Trunk and hood lids for sun drying areas in lieu of an electrical dehydrator (this actually works pretty well for fruit leathers on hot sunny days)
Seat innards for insulation
Wire for snares, traps, basic binding (think bailing wire, not as good but would work)

But this thread is about tools, not scavaging. So Ill add one I just thought of, that would be a rivot gun with a few boxes of rivets. Handy little tool for simple or complex repairs and building with sheet metal if no welders are handy.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by DaddyBare
Okay mister Army Man I'll play nice...

Add to your list a collection of wet stones... Its not just knives that need sharping the axe and shovel will too... Don't go crazy here, lord knows I've spent a small fortune of the so called Best and Latest... but nothing ever works better than a simple wet stone you'll find this spring in your neighbours yard sale

if your like me and have to have an edge you can shave with get a diamond cutlery sharpener, one with a goof sturdy handle, there not cheap


See Marines can contribute to inteligent debate
, Damn right about sharpening stones as well, I keep a double sided DMY one for my knives, but a plain ole oilstone for my gardening tools



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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Originally posted by salchanra
Nice call on the hand auger, much better than an ax for ice fishing.

NR, since you are stocking gas cans, may as well have a gas siphon with pump. Will be alot of cars sitting around (potentially) post sit-x, might as well use the fuel instead of walking away from it.


Yup something good enough to lift fuel from gas station undeground taks would be damn useful.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 04:43 PM
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as far as getting gas, stop by Napa and pick up a 12v add on fuel pump, and some 1/4 inch hose. Should be a battery in that car you are getting gas from, just put some clips on some long wire, easy way to get gas out of a car. and they are only $40
Not sure if mentioned, but one of the few 'tools' i have is chain saw.
Makes cutting fire wood MUCH faster and easier. Sure a ax is a good idea to have, but slow to stock up on a few days of wood.

Everyone talks about guns and what they are having, getting. I have yet to see anyone talk about getting a bore site. Sooner or later that scope is going to get off, and with ammo in short supply you want to waste as little as possible getting it zeroed back in.
Not to mention a cleaning kit and some oil.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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I have no idea what they're called but these kiddies are similar the alan-keys. They might be called "Star-drives". There is another style, very similar to a flat blade screwdriver, but with a notch cut in the middle.

Nothing worse than settling down with your tools to fix, only to find those pesky manufacturers have used the "tamper-proof" screws.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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Originally posted by Northern Raider

Yup something good enough to lift fuel from gas station undeground taks would be damn useful.


Water in gas out.

Gasoline and diesel fuel float on water so if you put enough water in the underground tanks the gas will come out of the fill.
Then all you need is something to take it from the fill connection and get into gas cans.


yeah Some of us Ex Navy have our own tricks.


[edit on 18-3-2009 by ANNED]



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by Nirgal
I have no idea what they're called but these kiddies are similar the alan-keys. They might be called "Star-drives". There is another style, very similar to a flat blade screwdriver, but with a notch cut in the middle.

Nothing worse than settling down with your tools to fix, only to find those pesky manufacturers have used the "tamper-proof" screws.

there called Torx bits..Newer dodges and Jeeps are loaded with them..

My couple of add ons here are

Bungie cords
tie downs
glass cutter
shovel
rake
hydrolic bottle jack
a rope pully or two
bolt cutters
3/4 inch rope
couple of old pairs of panty hoses..used as a strainer,
'solar battery charger
wind up radio


As a note about 12 volt batterys..My father rigged emergency lights in his house with a series of about 6 car batterys and 12 volt lamps
that are availible from any camper dealer or from ebay..Most will look just like your normal 120 volt lamp..Or you could just buy the bulbs and sockets and wire accordingly..

[edit on 18-3-2009 by Redpillblues]



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